Matt Hardy Explains Significance Of CM Punk’s Return To AEW

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CM Punk coming back is a big deal.

Matt Hardy thinks so.

On the latest edition of his “The Extreme Life of Matt Hardy” podcast, the pro wrestling legend sounded off on the return of “The Best in the World” on the premiere episode of AEW Collision on June 17, 2023 at the United Center in Chicago, Ill.

“CM Punk is a huge star, and him coming back is a big deal,” Hardy said. “It’s going to be very interesting to see the kind of reaction he gets. When the Young Bucks were in Chicago, they were getting booed out of the building. It’ll be interesting to see Punk’s reaction, considering how smart the AEW fans are.”

Hardy continued, explaining how he isn’t sure which talents will be featured on AEW Collision and how it will affect the travel schedules of certain AEW stars.

“We shall see,” he said. “I think people kinda want to know what their schedule is, you know, because when you have a live show on Wednesday and a live show on a Saturday, that means the travel is going to take you out Tuesday evening, Thursday morning, and that Friday evening. I think people just want an idea of where they’re gonna land.”

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